DVD Release Date: January 2, 2007
Run Time: 97 Minutes
Available at: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Covenant-DVD...7096169&sr=1-1
In 1692, in the Ipswich Colony of Massachusetts, five families with untold power formed a covenant of silence. One family, lusting for more, was banished, their bloodline disappearing without a trace. Until now.
Four young students at an elite private school, who are descendants of the original families who settled in Ipswich Colony in the 1600s, are bound by their sacred ancestry and special powers. When the body of a dead student is discovered after a party, secrets begin to unravel that threaten to break the covenant of silence that has protected their families for hundreds of years.
Teenager's Rating: 3/10 Stars
The first things I noticed about this film is that it lasts 2 hours. The second thing I noticed is 4 teenage guys who are poor actors from the get-go. It's a teenage flick about male witches, geared toward teenage girls. I knew right away it was going to be a grind to watch this thing out. Basically, it's another "Twilight" movie, except replace the werewolves and vampires with male witches. There was also quite a bit of nudity, of both guys and girls. I have very little patience for films that cater to teenage hormones.
The soundtrack was poor and epically fail. It was geared toward 15 year-old teenagers with raging hormones, consisting of mostly techno and "fuuk yeah, dude!" I don't like that kind of music in movies and generally feel that it makes the quality of the movie go way down.
The plot was predictable. A group of four friends possess great powers. But lo and behold, a fifth dude shows up with even greater powers, and a huge killer grudge. The main protagonist must battle against the evil dude alone, and in the meantime gets the girl of his dreams. The ending was full of epic fail, and lasted about 5 minutes. Furthermore, they left the story open for a sequel, which I hope to God that a sequel doesn't happen. I wouldn't be surprised if there already is a sequel, but I know I won't be watching it.
The script was poor. I had the feeling that the writers tried to keep the kids from improvising much at all, due to their poor acting ability. Therefore, the dialogue was crappy and predictable. ("What's your problem?!" "You're my problem!" "Yeah right! I hate you!"). The character development was also rated a D minus. You saw the mother about three times, and you saw the father only twice. There wasn't any development for either character and yet the father ends up being the saviour of the film.
Perhaps the only thing that gave this film some redemption is that every once in a while it gave you the heebie jeebies, and on purpose. Also, the film sets were beautifully done and set the tone of the film quite well.
This movie is fit for no one, unless you're into movies like the "Twilight" series, in which case it contains plenty of teenage hormones.